Oct 22, 2012 1:00am PDT
for a place. and for muslims around the world, that place is the holy city of mecca. the hajj has begun for millions of muslims, with pilgrims making their way toward islam's most sacred sight. for daily prayers, muslims face this from any given point in the world. they're required, if able, to make the pilgrimage once in their lives. and then, walk several times around counterclockwise. >> translator: islam is beautiful. and we are beautiful. we love all people. >> reporter: the mosque's gleaming minarets soar skyward. calling the faithful, five times a day. >>> to our viewers who are already on facebook, at facebook.com/cnnstudentnews. we asked if the release of a poplar video game could distract people from voting. awnna says maybe. nicolo assumes that most people who are interested in games aren't as interested in the presidential election. janie writes, i play games. but i'm voting this year. someone lets a game take their right to vote away, they are ungrateful. tyler doesn't think games being distracting. jamie says games are better than politics when the country is in dire finan
Oct 24, 2012 1:00am PDT
the quake. city residents had raised concerns about recent seismic activity. at this meeting, the scientists determined that it was unlikely that a major quake would hit. unlikely, but not impossible. when that major quake did hit, more than 300 people were killed. earthquake officials around the world say it's impossible to predict earthquakes accurately. but another expert says the case wasn't about predictions, it was about communication and the failure to get information out. >>> back in the u.s., the food and drug administration, the fda, says it's looking into reports of a possible connection between energy drinks and five deaths. the parents of 14-year-olds are suing monster beverage, which makes monster energy drinks. parents say their daughter died from heart problems after drinking monster energy on two consecutive days. monster says the drink that's 480 milligrams of caffeine. that's equal to three cups of coffee and it's more than five times the caffeine teenagerses should have in a day. the fda says it hasn't found any direct links between the energy drink and the teen's death.
Oct 25, 2012 1:00am PDT
, former mayor of salt lake city utah is the nominee for the justice party. one of the big issues is ballot access. people can only vote for these candidates if their names are on the ballot and that varies from state to state for each of these parties. a new national survey shows they're what you're concerned about, too. the two top concerns men teens are jobs and the economy. many students are worried they'll have trouble finding a job after finishing school. 64% say education is up there. 32% mentioned health care. the survey showed the teens were almost evenly split about who they vote for. but 67% said the candidates were more interested in winning than what most americans thought. what would your concern be today? tell us on our blog. >> time for a shout out extra credit. where was felix bomb guard ner when he started his record breaking skydive from 24 miles up? the troposphere, stratosphere, mesospear or thermosphere? bomb garter was in the stratosphere. that's your answer and that's your shout out extra credit. >> at least 8 million people were watching life. i could not look away.